Remember how I cracked the code behind old vine zinfandel and zinfandel? Well, since then I haven’t had much of America’s sweetheart wine and since it’s one of my favorite varietals, I had to break the dry streak.
I brought over a bottle of the 2009 Sebastiani Zinfandel to a friend’s house earlier this week and it didn’t disappoint. There’s a lightness to the juice, but a strong peppery flavor anchors down the wine and gives it a lingering aftertaste. It’s another easy-drinker that won’t knock your socks off, but you’ll have a good time drinking it up and smelling the dark cherry aroma. At least I did.
Nuts and Bolts
- Winery: Sebastiani
- Type: Zinfandel
- Origin: Sonoma County
- Vintage: 2009
- Price: $17.99 (I got a second one for 5 cents at the BevMo 5 cent wine sale)
- Alcohol content: Unknown (I brought this to a party and forgot to look at the label for the Alcohol content. mea culpa!)
- When to drink: With a hunk of meat, preferably steak, preferably tri-tip and preferably grilled.